Legendary Actor Burt Reynolds Dies at 82

Burt Reynolds is dead.

According to US Weekly, this was confirmed by a source who said that the legendary actor went into cardiac arrest at a hospital in Florida on Thursday, September 6. CPR was performed before he passed on.

His caregiver and family were by his side when he died.

The actor rose to fame in the ’70s for his breakout role as Lewis Medlock in Deliverance. He quickly becmae a household name following his other iconic performances in hit TV shows and multiple successful films including 1974’s The Longest Yard, 1977’s Smokey and the Bandit, 1996’s Striptease and 1997’s Boogie Nights, the latter of which earned him an Oscar nomination.

His movie, Defining Moments, is set to premiere this December, and he reportedly was also cast in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood alongside Margot Robbie, Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio, which is expected to hit theaters in 2019.

But Reynolds was 82.

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